Moment Of truth: Mbabazi, Onek Censure Motion For Today
The much-anticipated motion aimed at forcing Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi from Parliament in compliance with resolutions passed a fortnight will be heard today.
MP Theodore Ssekikuubo had told Chimpreports.com yesterday morning that Mbabazi would not survive on that day.
However, when MPs presented the motion yesterday afternoon, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga ruled that it would be heard today afternoon.
The development is so critical to an extent that it can mark the end of Mbabazi and Onek’s reigns as government officials.
The motion will also test the material in which the legislators are made of amidst reports of being arm-twisted by the executive at the recently-concluded National Leadership Institute in Kyakwanzi.
The two ministers were ordered by Parliament to step aside to allow investigations into reports that they received hefty bribes from Tullow and ENI oil companies.
Mbabazi told chimpreports.com a few days ago: “I cannot step aside because I am innocent. The documents alleging that I received bribes are forgeries.”
Asked whether he was bothered by a censure motion in Parliament, the President’s most trusted man quickly replied: “Censure? Impossible”
MP Kyamadidi says come rain or shine, Mbabazi must go to pave way for investigations. Ssekikubo says several MPs will pass the motion to tame what he described as Mbabazi’s ‘arrogance and contempt of Parliament.”
President Yoweri Museveni has since defended his ministers, saying they should not step down because documents alleging they received bribes “are total forgeries.”
Museveni has since received stiff resistance from independent-minded MPs who insist Mbabazi should be disciplined for abusing his office and contempt of Parliament.
Arm General Elly Tumwiine has since openly asked Musveveni to crack the whip on Mbabazi if the President’s so-called war on corruption was to make sense. Hower, in a legal opinion to Museveni, attorney general Peter Nyombi says Parliament has no right to remove Prime Minister from Parliament.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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